Behavioral addiction http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24598/all en Horses to the rescue of Korea's Internet-addicted teens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/horses-the-rescue-koreas-internet-addicted-teens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daum Kim and Eunhye Shin</p> <p>INCHEON, South Korea, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Four months ago, the parents of a teenage South Korean girl were at their wits' end over her addiction to surfing the Internet for pornography.</p> <p>But now, thanks to a horse riding therapy programme, their daughter appears to be back in control of her life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/horses-the-rescue-koreas-internet-addicted-teens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Human–computer interaction Internet addiction disorder Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 02:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731941 at http://www.globalpost.com students-smartphone addiction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130325/students-smartphone-addiction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- Some 6 percent of grade school and university students in Seoul are addicted to their smartphones, with women three times more dependent on their devices than men, a survey showed Tuesday.</p> <p>According to the survey of 1,447 primary, secondary and university students residing in the capital city, 5.9 percent turned out to be addicted to the mobile device. By gender, the addiction ratio for female students came to 8.3 percent, about three times higher than the 2.8 percent of male students, it showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130325/students-smartphone-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Internet addiction disorder Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:30:31 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5793771 at http://www.globalpost.com 14 pct of students addicted to smartphones: poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130703/14-pct-students-addicted-smartphones-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- Fourteen percent of South Korean primary and secondary school students are addicted to smartphones, more than twice their Internet addiction rate, a poll showed Wednesday.</p> <p>According to the survey conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, 240,000 or 14 percent of the 1.7 million fourth-grade elementary school students and first-grade students of both middle and high schools polled across the country, are addicted to smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130703/14-pct-students-addicted-smartphones-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Internet addiction disorder Smartphones Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 03 Jul 2013 08:02:08 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5874243 at http://www.globalpost.com 8.1% of secondary school students may suffer Internet addiction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/81-secondary-school-students-may-suffer-internet-addic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A government panel said Thursday that 8.1 percent of around 100,000 polled junior and senior high school students nationwide are suspected of being in a state of Internet addiction.</p> <p> Based on the finding, the panel under the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry estimates that some 518,000 students in the schools are believed to suffer from the addiction, which can trigger health-related problems including sleep disruption.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/81-secondary-school-students-may-suffer-internet-addic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Human–computer interaction Pornography Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:03:04 +0000 Kyodo News International 5899870 at http://www.globalpost.com Brick-and-mortar clinics treat Internet addicts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/brick-and-mortar-clinics-treat-internet-addicts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elizabeth Daley</p> <p>PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Smartphones are getting smarter, laptops are becoming increasingly portable - and people who just cannot put them down are finding more remedies.</p> <p>The latest clinic treating the growing number of Americans addicted to the Internet will open next week in Bradford, Pennsylvania.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/brick-and-mortar-clinics-treat-internet-addicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Ethics Pornography Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:48:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5924424 at http://www.globalpost.com Beating the odds when Mom or Dad has a gambling problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/beating-the-odds-when-mom-or-dad-has-gambling-problem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Geoff Williams</p> <p>(Reuters) - Donna Zaharevitz began gambling after a birthday visit in her late 40s to the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.</p> <p>Lonely, with four children in college and her husband busy with a demanding job, Zaharevitz soon returned.</p> <p>"I had been a caregiver, but all of the sudden, there was nobody to care for," Zaharevitz says.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130917/beating-the-odds-when-mom-or-dad-has-gambling-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Business Human behavior Problem gambling Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:32:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5936226 at http://www.globalpost.com Sundance opens door on Chinese Web junkie detox camps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/sundance-opens-door-chinese-web-junkie-detox-camps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese authorities have created military-run bootcamps to wean teenage Internet "junkies" off their online addiction -- and a new documentary opens the door on what goes on inside.</p> <p>With 24 million young people spending more than six hours a day online, China is the first country in the world to recognize Web dependency as a medical condition, according to "Web Junkie," in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140122/sundance-opens-door-chinese-web-junkie-detox-camps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Business Education Health Human–computer interaction Substance dependence Technology AFP Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:34:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6050575 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korean gamer arrested after son starves to death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/south-korean-gamer-arrested-after-son-starves-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for apparently allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.</p> <p>The case will likely fuel an ongoing debate about the problem of compulsive online gaming in South Korea, where parliament is considering a bill to classify the activity as potentially addictive as drugs, gambling and alcohol.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/south-korean-gamer-arrested-after-son-starves-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Business Ethics Internet café Technology AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:48:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121796 at http://www.globalpost.com Court rules midnight ban on online games constitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140424/court-rules-midnight-ban-online-games-constitutional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) -- The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a law limiting children's access to online computer games after midnight is constitutional.</p> <p>In the ruling against a group of teenagers who enjoy online games, their parents and gaming firms, the court said the law has the "justifiable" purpose of protecting minors from Internet game addiction and "a proper means" to implement this aim.</p> <p>The court made the decision in a 7-2 majority opinion by its justices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140424/court-rules-midnight-ban-online-games-constitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Law Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:35:29 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6129508 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/singapore-grapples-smartphone-addiction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict -- and you may even need professional help.</p> <p>Psychiatrists in Singapore are pushing for medical authorities to formally recognise addiction to the Internet and digital devices as a disorder, joining other countries around the world in addressing a growing problem.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/singapore-grapples-smartphone-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Ethics Pornography Technology AFP Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:35:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6176276 at http://www.globalpost.com Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140821/gambling-it-booze-addictions-rife-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate of up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.</p> <p>The study, released to local media on Wednesday, also showed rising adult addiction to the Internet and alcohol in a society long known for its tolerance of boozing and its love of technology.</p> <p>"If something new becomes available, addiction will only rise," Susumu Higuchi, Japan's leading expert on addiction who headed the study, told local journalists according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140821/gambling-it-booze-addictions-rife-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Ethics Pornography Technology AFP Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6237041 at http://www.globalpost.com Gambling, IT, booze addictions rife in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140821/gambling-it-booze-addictions-rife-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.</p> <p>The study, released to local media on Wednesday, also showed rising adult addiction to the Internet and alcohol in a society long known for its tolerance of boozing and its love of technology.</p> <p>"If something new becomes available, addiction will only rise," Susumu Higuchi, Japan's leading expert on addiction, who headed the study, told local journalists, according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140821/gambling-it-booze-addictions-rife-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Ethics Gambling Technology AFP Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:36:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6237224 at http://www.globalpost.com Czech gov't to fight gambling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140915/czech-govt-fight-gambling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Czech cabinet decided on Monday that the government would start to fight gambling like drugs, it has asked national anti-drug coordinator Jindrich Voboril to extend the anti-drug strategy to include steps aimed against gambling.</p> <p>Voboril said that he would draft a plan of measures to prevent gambling addiction and its impacts by the end of March 2015.</p> <p>The planned measures will regulate the speed of betting, betting sums, registration of gamblers and the exclusion of people from gambling if they figure in the registry of debtors, he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140915/czech-govt-fight-gambling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavioral addiction Gambling Problem gambling Xinhua News Agency Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:17:11 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6258770 at http://www.globalpost.com